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Test - Competency for independence and decisiveness

Competency for independence and decisiveness

According to a survey of employers‘ opinion, managers assign clear priority to employee’s own initiative, focus on the task at hand, persistence, self-discipline and independent decision-making. The competence for independence and decisiveness ranks first on the scale of their requirements. Now, in this short test, you can find out about your abilities.

Consider the following statements and choose on the scale where you think you come in.

1. I can stick to my opinion and do not pay attention to what others think.
2. I can tell when someone is trying to manipulate me; I can resist such attempts.
3. I know well that if more people work on the same task, each of them tries to win the others for their point of view; in the end, little comes of it.
4. I prefer solving problems on my own.
5. I remain non-plussed by difficult, unresolved situations.
6. Whilst cooking, I often make experiments and disregard the recipe.
7. If I need additional information while on a job, I prefer finding it myself rather than asking anyone.
8. I can easily plan my work so that I can handle it well and without stress.
9. Everyone is master of their destiny.
10. If I work as part of a team, I will choose such a task that I can finish myself.
11. Before I set myself to work, I will have formed an idea of what is going to happen and on what time scale.
12. I do not mind loose definitions of what I am supposed to do.
13. I have no trouble making decisions.
14. I am at my best when I can only rely on myself.
15. Do not start what you cannot finish.
16. I dislike hangers-on.
17. I prefer to be personally responsible for what I do.
18. I know my limitations.
19. My parents have always made the effort to make me self-reliant. Ever since I was small I had my own duties I had to attend to.
20. If the task is set to the last detail, I can feel rather irritated and constrained.
21. If I have to take a decision, I prefer to rely on my own judgement rather than the advice of others.
22. I would not mind going on a holiday right across the country.
23. Who does not ask. does not get.
24. I do not mind not knowing from time to time, what I am exactly supposed to do. I will always manage somehow.